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Thursday, November 16

12:30pm CST

Conference Begins! Opening Remarks
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Sue Lee

Learning and Improvement Specialist, Menomonee Falls School District
It has been my privilege to serve as the WATG President for 2 years and a board member for the past seven years. Throughout my career I've had the opportunity to work in many different capacities. I was an elementary classroom teacher for 10 years before transitioning to a gifted... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 12:30pm - 12:45pm CST
Sandstone Ballroom

12:45pm CST

Keynote with Dr. Richard Cash: Self-Regulation for Learning: Helping Students Learn HOW to Learn

Critical for college and career readiness is our students’ personal abilities to appropriately manage their affect, behaviors, and cognition (ABCs). Self-regulation for learning is the ability to effectively balance the ABCs to pursue worthy academic goals. Students who under-perform, struggle to achieve or selectively produce may lack the coordination between their feelings (affect), essential learning strategies (behaviors) and meta-cognitive thought processes (cognition). During this keynote to you will learn a holistic approach to assisting all students (from special education to gifted education) in gaining greater social/emotional well-being, developing scholarly behaviors and acquiring valuable thinking tools to be successful in school and beyond. 

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Dr. Richard Cash

Educator, Author, Consultant, nRich Educational Consulting
Dr. Richard M. Cash is an award-winning educator, author, and consultant who has worked in the field of education for more than 30 years. His range of experience includes teaching, curriculum development, program administration, and professional coaching. His work has taken him throughout... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm CST
Sandstone Ballroom
Friday, November 17

8:30am CST

Opening Remarks
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Heidi Erstad

WATG Board member, Wisconsin RtI Center

Friday November 17, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am CST
Sandstone Ballroom

8:45am CST

Keynote with Dr. Foley-Nicpon: Supporting the social and emotional development of high ability and twice-exceptional learners
High ability students, and high ability students with disabilities, may have unique social and emotional profiles in comparison to their peers. In this presentation, I will review research findings regarding the social and emotional needs of high ability students and consider how various aspects of identity may influence development. I will identify potential risk-factors that may impact the psychosocial components of talent development, and how these factors may manifest differently for high ability students with disabilities. Finally, I will suggest research-based strategies and interventions for parents and educators of gifted learners.

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Megan Foley-Nicpon

Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Megan Foley-Nicpon is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Associate Director for Research and Clinic at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, both at the University of Iowa. Dr. Foley-Nicpon’s research and clinical interests include... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am CST
Sandstone Ballroom